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Alpine skiing: Gut wins women's World Cup super-G

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Lara Gut won the women's alpine World Cup super-G here Saturday, her second triumph in two days continuing the Swiss racer's red-hot start to the Olympic season.

The 22-year-old again demonstrated her mastery of the new Raptor course built for the 2015 World Championships, clocking 1min 18.42sec to beat Austrian Elisabeth Goergl by an emphatic 0.9sec.

Goergl the 2011 super-G world champion, clocked 1:19.32. Another Austrian, Anna Fenninger, was third, 0.92sec behind the winner.

Gut's victory came a day after she won the first downhill of the season, and she'll go for a sweep of all three Beaver Creek races in Sunday's giant slalom.

"It's two days that I'm skiing so fast," she said. "There's another race tomorrow, I'll try to do it again."

Gut notched the sixth World Cup victory of her career and her third this season. She opened the 2013-14 campaign with a giant slalom triumph in Soelden, Austria.

It all augurs well for Gut's Olympic bid in Sochi, Russia, in February, where she'll be aiming to erase the bitter memory of missing the 2010 Vancouver Games recovering from a hip injury.

Slovenia's Tina Maze, the reigning giant slalom and overall World Cup title holder, endured another tough day, finishing 15th -- more than two seconds adrift.

Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, second to Gut in Friday's downhill, failed to finish.

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